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The New Yorker magazine once dubbed me the “Unofficial commissioner of public spirit of New York City.” They nailed it! That, precisely, is the perfect definition of my role as an Urban Shaman  — my lifetime assignment from the Universe — to create opportunities for connection, communion, communication, cooperation, commiseration, commitment and celebration.

But I cannot manage to sustain all of this alone. To be able to provide for such an extensive offering of spirited reverent celebrations, it really does take a village. Your kind donations will allow me to continue to provide free, public, participatory rituals and blessings for millions of folks in cities across the country and around the world.

I thank you most gratefully for your support of my mission and message.

With bountiful blessings of the season,

XX Mama Donna


$25  Drumming Circle

Receive an amulet from Mama Donna's Spirit Shop.

$50  Inner Circle

Receive the suitable for framing affirmation, I am a Divine and Beautiful Being.

$100  Dress Circle  

Receive the CD Reverence to Her: Mythology, the Matriarchy & Me.

$500 Winner's Circle

Receive all of Mama Donna's publications: The Queen of My Self, Moon Watcher's Companion, Celestially Auspicious Occasions, Dressings Our

Wounds in Warm Clothes, and the CD Reverence to Her.

$1000. Circle of Light

Receive my newest book, Bless This House: Creating Sacred Space Where You Live, Work and Travel plus a personalized House/Office Blessing Ceremony in a box.

Other donation amounts are gratefully accepted!

All gifts are REALLY needed, MOST welcome and  VERY VERY MUCH appreciated! 


If you would like your donation to be tax deductible, send a check made out to: 

Franklin Furnace Archive.

Mail to: 

Franklin Furnace Archive

Pratt Institute  

200 Willoughby Avenue 

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Put Donna Henes in the subject line. You will receive a receipt for your taxes. Be sure to include your email and mailing address. THANKS!


Connection, communion, compassion!

My dear sister/fellow celebrants,

This Fall Equinox marked the end of the 43rd annual cycle of my public celebrations of Celestially and especially Auspicious Occasions.  

During these decades it has been my path and my privilege to produce hundreds of free, public, participatory ceremonies in more than 100 cities. These eco-rituals celebrate the cycles of the cosmos and the seasons of life on planet Earth. They promote connection on three levels: among people, with the universe, and within our own deepest, best selves.

86 solstices
86 equinoxes
172 cross-quarter days
100+ full moons
100+ new moons
7 lunar eclipses
2 total solar eclipses
94 chants for peace
13 tree plantings
11 Blessings of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade 

4 Blessings of the Hudson River
10 Blessings of the Animals

A Blessing of the Angel at Bethesda Fountain
A Blessing of the Angel at Columbus Circle
A Blessing of the Angel on the arch at Grand Amy Plaza
A Blessing of the NYC Vietnam Memorial
A Blessing of the Stock Exchange on Wall Street
A Blessing of the IRS Headquarters
A Blessing of Ground Zero
A Blessing of the Fleet

A Blessing of the Bedford Stuyvesant Urban Farm

A Blessing of the NY to PA Walk For Water Pilgrimage  

A Blessing of the NYC Olympic Ticker Tape Parade  

A Blessing of a presidential inauguration in Washington
A Blessing of the United Nations
A satellite peace blessing orbiting in space since 1982 
And counting!